A review of the CRF250 Rally.

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Re: A review of the CRF250 Rally.

Post by frenchy3 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:18 am

SteveR wrote:
frenchy3 wrote:I have just purchased an immaculate Suzuki DRZ400s and it got me thinking why havent manufacturers like Suzuki updated this kind of bike or produced a 400/450 dual sport?
Or even carried on importing them into the UK....? Genuine question, what updates does a DRZ really need for 2017?
There is a 2017 model still in the USA (thumbs) With the R&D budget of Suzuki a wide ratio six speed gearbox should be easy.

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Re: A review of the CRF250 Rally.

Post by catcitrus » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:03 am

frenchy3 wrote:
SteveR wrote:
frenchy3 wrote:I have just purchased an immaculate Suzuki DRZ400s and it got me thinking why havent manufacturers like Suzuki updated this kind of bike or produced a 400/450 dual sport?
Or even carried on importing them into the UK....? Genuine question, what updates does a DRZ really need for 2017?
There is a 2017 model still in the USA (thumbs) With the R&D budget of Suzuki a wide ratio six speed gearbox should be easy.
My Yam WR250R is a case in point--Yamaha have stopped importing and selling them here--but its still a current model in the US with a big following--an interestingly DOESN'T have a lambda sensor in the US. Kawasaki didn't bother importing the latest KLR650 into the UK, and I guess other manufacturers are the same. I think its largely emissions (Euro 4) and the cost of homologation versus the projected sales--lets face it we are a tiny market in the global picture for dual sport bikes. If they could import them easily "without change and cost" then I'm sure that they would. Honda have managed with the CRF250L but I bet its decision is based on European sales and not the UK.

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Re: A review of the CRF250 Rally.

Post by SteveR » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:54 pm

catcitrus wrote:
frenchy3 wrote:
SteveR wrote: My Yam WR250R is a case in point--Yamaha have stopped importing and selling them here--but its still a current model in the US with a big following--an interestingly DOESN'T have a lambda sensor in the US. Kawasaki didn't bother importing the latest KLR650 into the UK, and I guess other manufacturers are the same. I think its largely emissions (Euro 4) and the cost of homologation versus the projected sales--lets face it we are a tiny market in the global picture for dual sport bikes. If they could import them easily "without change and cost" then I'm sure that they would. Honda have managed with the CRF250L but I bet its decision is based on European sales and not the UK.
I'm sure you are right. Euro4 is a right PITA to be honest when it comes to Importers offering us some options to buy, but if the Pound recovers, I think I will look again at a personal import. I've found a company that will assist in the process at a figure that is reasonable. Main thing is a good 2nd hand buy near a East coast port!!

Anyhows, we are hijacking the thread... :whistle:

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Re: A review of the CRF250 Rally.

Post by scutty » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:05 am

Er - I am 99% certain you can buy WR250R's new elsewhere in Europe - it is Yamaha UK that is not importing them. Maybe the price means they couldn't sell any since 2008 and they stopped importing them?

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A review of the CRF250 Rally.

Post by johnnyboxer » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:51 am

scutty wrote:Er - I am 99% certain you can buy WR250R's new elsewhere in Europe - it is Yamaha UK that is not importing them. Maybe the price means they couldn't sell any since 2008 and they stopped importing them?
I don't think you can

I looked at Yamaha France, Holland,Italy & Germany - it isn't listed and dropped
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Re: A review of the CRF250 Rally.

Post by robson » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:52 pm

another prey of EU after xt660z.

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Re: A review of the CRF250 Rally.

Post by minkyhead » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:32 pm

im getting me mods sorted bit by bit ...a few left to do

waiting for the sidepanels to sort out the flared things ..ive got two crf sm panels wining their way at 11 quid each ..in black

should be able to fit pannier frames at 14.5 inches side to side then
grafted me gpr exhaust cut and shut off the300 ...ill get a new can for that now

really enjoying it suspension is not bad at all very satisfied with it pretty surprised how well it rides ...
starting to pretend im mark coma .... :whistle: :evil:

im very happy with the rally its great fun (thumbs)





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Re: A review of the CRF250 Rally.

Post by cowling » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:59 pm

Watching with great interest Steve,
Especially how the rally faring ties
In after the black lower plastic is
Removed, best left in the shed that
It wouldn't last the first trail,
Great to hear Honda have addressed
Some issues, I'm sure you will sort
The others. Looking forward to seeing
It in the flesh.

On a different note Steve, did u get
Your knee pads back? Just remembered
To ask.

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Re: A review of the CRF250 Rally.

Post by gebrauchtwagen83 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:59 pm

I like that. Thanks for those videos. Have you still got the ccm?

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Re: A review of the CRF250 Rally.

Post by minkyhead » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:05 pm

yes she is on her way to bulgaria in a crate ...

for hooning about on the crf is ace fun ..im using it for work as well its loosening up a bit and i can rev it more ..thats the key keep it busy ..its just good fun its not a bad little trail bike either .im liking it
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